Tuesday, 19 April 2016 18:54

Bird Feeders

Written by  Colleen

With warm, spring weather here I decided to do an outdoor craft with G to help decorate our tree and give our birds a special treat.

We made these adorable toilet paper tube bird feeders and they were SUPER easy! Here's what you need:

  • Toilet paper tubes (1 per feeder you'd like to make)
  • Bird seed
  • Peanut butter (or sunflower butter if you're worried about allergies)
  • String or ribbon
  • Shallow plate
  • Knife or spoon for spreading

First, dump the bird seed into a shallow plate. Then have your child spread peanut butter (or sun butter) all over the toilet paper tube. Roll it in the bird seed. I found it was easiest when I had G do one half of the tube and then the other while I held it for her.

G sampling some peanut butter

Warning: There will be lots of peanut tasting happening during this project! Haha! I think about half the peanut butter went on the tube and the other half G totally ate.

Once the tube is covered in birdseed, thread some string or ribbon through the middle and hang it on your tree! The birds will thank you and your child will have fun connecting with nature. Enjoy!



Colleen is a former Kindergarten teacher and early childhood educator turned stay-at-home mommy. She's an educational consultant with Usborne Books & More and has a passion for literacy and early childhood education! She enjoys reading and spending time with her toddler, G.